Open Mic Night
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Your writing deserves to be shared!
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to listen to people share their original material. If you are interested in presenting your original work (5 min. max) at a future Open Mic Night, let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 10 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm
This month, our Movie Club is discussing I Am Not Your Negro -
James Baldwin and Race in America. "An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism." Find out more.
Picture Books 101
Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Curious about how to go about writing a children’s book? Join us on Zoom to listen to local picture book author Kallie George walk you through the process. She will discuss the writing process, collaboration with an illustrator, editing, getting an agent, and more.
Thursday, February 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Do you want to improve your communication and leadership skills? Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters' monthly Zoom with Us meeting.This month's topic: Fun with Video Editing. Learn more here.
Monday February 22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday February 24, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday February 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Three seed clinics will be held in the library vestibule. Email the seed library coordinators the name(s) of the seeds you want from their list, and they will book you in to a one-on-one time slot for seed pick-up. The Seed Clinics will also give you the opportunity to ask them questions, chat about seed saving and receive seed saving information. Find out more.
Can Life Adapt: How Will Climate Change Affect Biodiversity in B.C. and Beyond?
Capilano Lecture Series
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
We are facing an uncertain future as human-caused climate change drives changes to Earth’s ecosystems. The planet will be altered, but will current biodiversity persist and will ecosystems continue to provide the services essential for humans and other organisms? Using evidence from the past and current research on the natural environment, Tom Flower explores how Earth’s ecosystems and organisms can adapt to climate change. Find out more here.
Income Tax Clinics
Fridays, February 26 – April 30. 12:30-4:30 pm
A free tax clinic for eligible clients. Registration is Required. Call the library to book an appointment: 604.886.2130.
Japanese Conversation Group
Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
French Conversation Group
February 11 & 25, 10:30 am - Noon
Library News and Views
Annual Report 2020
Find our Annual Report for 2020 here.
Calling all Magazine Fans!
Heads up, all RbDigital Users!
Due to Overdrive's purchase of RBDigital, you can access all your eBooks, eAudiobook, and now eMagazines in one handy app. Choose either Overdrive or Libby to for all your digital reading.
It's Library Listopia on the Library Lowdown. Find the Top 10 Books of 2020 and the Kanopy Top 10 featured in our latest blog post.
Black History Month
Check out these great reads for both kids and adults in honour of Black History Month.and celebrate diversity.
Freedom to Read Week
“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak
Freedom to Read Week is from February 21 – February 27. This is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
You can read more about Freedom to Read as well as find a whole list of banned and challenged books here. “A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” ― Jo Godwin
Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens
Tune in every Thursday for songs, rhymes and stories for the whole family. Find all our videos here.
Tween Book Club
Wednesday, February 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Join the Tween Book Club! You can pick up a copy of the book at the library or check the catalogue for an e-book. This month we’ll be reading Christine Day’s I Can Make This Promise the story of a girl who discovers her Native American identity and a box full of family secrets.
Register by phone (604-886-2130), email, or in person for the Zoom ID.
Teen Book Club
Thursday, February 25, 3:30 - 4: 30pm
Join the Teen Book Club! You can pick up a copy of the book at the library or check the catalogue for an e-book. This month we’ll be reading Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X the story of a young girl in Harlem who discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Register by phone (604-886-2130), email, or in person for the Zoom ID.
Take and Make: Paper Circuit Valentines
February 1 - 14 or while supplies last
Learn how to create a paper circuit with this DIY crafting kit. Kit includes materials and instructions to make your own light up Valentine’s Day card. Pick a kit up at the library. Available while supplies last, only one kit per card. Recommended for ages 8+
What is a paper circuit? A paper circuit is a low-voltage electronic circuit that is created on paper or cardboard using conductive copper tape, LEDs and a power source such as a coin-cell battery. Creating paper circuits is a good way to teach the basics of electricity and how circuits function.
Coming in March!
Kallie George, Elphinstone Secondary graduate and author of the acclaimed Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, is back for a three part writer’s workshop. In this series participants will be guided to write their own story under the tutelage of Kallie herself. Space is limited, open to ages 6-12. Participants must commit to all three workshops: Wednesday March 3rd, 10th and 17th on Zoom
Registration opens February 1st. Register by phone (604-886-2130), email, or in-person.
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